After 1978’s Running on Empty  (covered separately elsewhere here In the Studio), Jackson Browne deftly used his superstar celebrity to send #1 hits up the Pop Chart (‘Somebody’s Baby”) as well as romantic mid-tempo laments (“In the Shape of a Heart”), the personal (“Sky Blue and Black”), the political (“Lives in the Balance”), and the profound (“Looking East”). Jackson Browne talks about all of it, and the risks of speaking truth to power in the Reagan/ Iran/ Contra years, with uncanny parallels to today, in this powerful classic rock interview .- Redbeard